Those that know us well, know that we are pretty much off limits on a Sunday. It is the one day of the week where we come together as a family and stay home. Sundays are pretty sacred to us.
The girls sleep in and I only recently discovered that once they wake up they have developed a routine of hanging out together in one or the other's bedroom and visiting. I had no idea they had been doing this ever since we moved back into the house and I think it is the neatest thing that they do together. Here I thought they were really sleeping in late. It truly touches my heart.
While they sleep in I get up and begin my day making by a fresh pot of coffee and starting a big load of laundry. I like to bake on Sunday mornings too. It has become one of my favorite routines. The smell of whatever I'm baking is usually what finally brings my girls downstairs.
From that point on we have a handful of chores to do, beds to be made up with clean sheets, laundry to fold and animals to feed. We try to keep the chore list to a minimum. Then we end up doing stuff together, like watching a movie, going for a walk, playing games or just reading. I like to sew or work on a project and the girls will usually hang out with me while I do that. It is just a time for us to be together as a family.
I make special, fancier meals on Sundays and we eat earlier in the day too. I usually make a dessert as well. We work together to get dinner on the table and to clean up afterward. Then it is back to whatever it was we were doing.
Quite often we won't even get dressed and Sunday becomes a pajama day. Another reason it is good not to have people coming over, ha, ha. 😆
All too quickly, however, the day flies by and before we know it, it is already time to start getting our showers done and to climb into clean pajamas and clean beds for a good night's rest.
I love Sunday. I wish there could be more of them each week.